The restoring theme focuses on restoration that acknowledges the past, uses knowledge of the present and future, to guide action that provides meaningful benefits today, and for generations to come. With the inevitability of change, this theme seeks to identify local initiatives to strengthen social-ecological systems and support coastal people as they prepare for change. We will build resilience, maximizing the impact of restoration by focusing on critical processes and species (e.g. ecosystem engineers, cultural keystones). The broader effects of future-focused ecosystem restoration on coastal communities (e.g. social cohesion, capacity) will also be examined.

Our values are central to all that we do, and all our actions are underpinned by these values; our values are based on KAITIAKITANGA and MANA:

Meaningful, authentic, Natural, Action